Supporting people who have experienced sexual violence, sexual and domestic abuse in Norfolk
Sue Lambert Trust is a Norfolk charity providing a kind, safe, non-judgmental, and supportive range of services for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence, including domestic abuse.
Anyone can self-refer to us and start the process of healing, rebuilding, and recovering.
Finding out more information about the support we provide is significant and a courageous step to take.
At Sue Lambert Trust we have been supporting people for more than 40 years. Our team listen, care and give people space and the professional support to begin healing.
If you feel ready, please click here for more information about our support services.
Whether your experience of sexual abuse or sexual violence happened recently, or many years ago, please know that we are here to listen, without judgement. And by finding out more about Sue Lambert Trust, you are taking an important step to start healing and re-building after trauma.
What happens after making initial contact?
You will first speak with a member of our support team who will arrange an assessment with one of our clinical team.
Everyone’s situation and experience is very unique to them. We take the time to talk through your needs and how you would like to access the support on offer.
Together, we may decide that a referral to our Groundwork Support Team or our Emotional Skills Programme is the best next step.
If therapeutic counselling is the best way forward, we help people prepare for what to expect and how to cope with what may happen.
Our aim is to find the best course of therapeutic support for each client, so that they can start living the life they want.
Throughout, all conversations remain confidential.
We always take a person-centred approach, which means treating every person as an individual, and offering lots of choices and options.
Our therapy services include one-to-one counselling sessions, EMDR therapy, group sessions and guided self-help. We talk through all the possibilities to ensure anyone who makes contact can access a service they feel comfortable with and best suited to their needs.
Following an initial assessment, our aim is for everyone to access support as soon as possible. At times, our services are in demand. But please be assured, we will see you as soon as we can, stay in touch and keep you informed.
Support sessions can be held in person, either at the Sue Lambert Trust centres in Norwich and Great Yarmouth, or over the telephone or video call.
The number of sessions can vary, depending on personal need and preferences.
The counselling we initially offer is limited to one year. At the end of which, we go through a review to understand if any further support is required.
Once counselling comes to an end, Sue Lambert Trust continues to offer lots of support groups which clients can attend. Many of our groups are led and organised by people who have accessed our support.
We host regular support groups, and creative sessions such as music, writing, art and other creative and therapeutic group activities.
With all sessions held in either Norwich, Great Yarmouth or online, these groups provide a space for our clients to keep talking, in a safe, supportive environment.
We are here as long as our clients need us.
"In the beginning, I felt lost and broken, now I feel stronger and more able to cope.
Thank you Sue Lambert Trust, you gave me a lifeline."
"When words were difficult and hard to express I was given the option of using my creativity – drawing and writing [which] helped me to unlock the silence to be able to move forward and explore ways to re-wire my mind."Read more
All our support services are delivered for free.
To continue this work, we rely heavily on donations and the generous support of people like you fundraising on our behalf.
Give a regular donation to enable us to continue and develop our counselling services, therapy, and support groups, and allow us to reach hundreds of people every week.
Our services are constantly in demand, and there are so many more people in Norfolk who need support.
Together, and with your kind support, there are so many more lives we could change.Donate today
04 November 2022
On Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of November 2022 we organised and ran two wellbeing days.Read More
25 October 2022
We met and spoke to Clive Evans CEO here at the Sue Lambert Trust regarding our current vacancies.Read More
22 October 2022
Created in the wake of the Jimmy Saville scandal, the inquiry has taken seven years to complete, with 725 witnesses giving evidence and 6,000 people sharing their lived experiences of child sexual abuse via the inquiry’s Truth Project.Read More